Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Questions (232)

Cormac Devlin

Question:

232. Deputy Cormac Devlin asked the Minister for Transport the status of protocols or instructions issued by the NTA to ensure there is adequate ventilation on Dublin Bus, DART, Intercity and Luas services; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38010/20]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

Continued operation of the public transport sector is important, and public transport has been designated among the essential services that have carried on during the Covid crisis. A number of measures have been introduced across the system, guided by public health advice, to ensure the continued operation of services safely during the pandemic, including enhanced cleaning regimes and social distancing measures across the network.

The Government is committed to ensuring that essential transport services, and passengers utilising these services, are protected and supported. The National Transport Authority (NTA) continues to be guided by public health advice to improve journey safety for all across the public transport system and is working closely with transport operators with regard to the implementation of specific measures. .

I have therefore forwarded the Deputy's question to the NTA for direct reply. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a response within ten working days.